The Front Bottoms - Talon of the Hawk
Artist: Various Artists
Release: Pellets and Droppings, Music is Dead Vol.2
Label: Howling Owl Records
Release Date: May 2013
Picked by: Dave Philpot – Head of Sync

Why Pellets and Dropping – Well why the hell not? We have distributed loads of great singles and albums this year from the likes of Holy Esque, Alela Diane, Sailor and I, New Navy, Fè, Dark Bells, Touch Sensitive and Emperor Yes to name but a few, but this collection from the Bristol DIY filth merchants Howling Owl stands above the rest. Their label night at the Great Escape showed that Rock n Roll is still still very much alive and that it seems to live in Bristol. No over sanitised Coldplay wannabe’s here, this is just kids writing great music and having a ball. From the grunge of Velcro Hooks, female indie pop of Galpals, bedroom lo fi genius of Oliver Wilde, this is one label to watch over the next few years. – Dave Philpot